Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones met with Dez Bryant at Valley Ranch earlier this week to discuss a long-term contract, causing many to believe that maybe--just maybe--a deal was close. Apparently, this was a bit of wishful thinking.
According to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the two sides remain far apart on issues of structure, bonuses and guaranteed money.
Bryant recently stated that he planned on tabling contract talks for the year if a deal wasn’t agreed upon before next week’s regular season opener with the San Francisco 49ers. Jerry Jones respects this idea, as does executive vice president Stephen Jones.
“He wants to concentrate on the season,” Stephen Jones said. “We’ve got to respect that. We’ve got to have him to have a deal. If we don’t get it done before the season, we will get it done after the season, if that’s the way he wants to do it. We are not going to be worried about it one way or the other.”
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